Create Opportunity

Wake Will honors a tradition of access and opportunity by aggressively facing the mounting financial obstacles that stand between deserving students and the experience we offer. This campaign will further our ability to provide access to hardworking students who belong at Wake Forest, regardless of their ability to finance their education. Providing access to Wake Forest is simply the first step. Once students arrive, the doors of opportunity must remain open. A life of purpose results from a tireless pursuit of one’s passion, not the path that alleviates the most debt.
  • Alumni scholarships will assist children of alumni to continue their family legacy at Wake Forest.

  • Construction of an additional basketball practice gym will enable the men’s and women’s basketball programs to avoid scheduling issues that make sharing one facility challenging

  • Build an indoor space for year-round training for all Wake Forest athletic programs.

  • As we seek to increase the size of our student body, we will rely on scholarship assistance to welcome students of all financial backgrounds to the School of Divinity.

  • We must ensure that we continue our legacy of excellence by keeping our doors open to those who choose to live their lives in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

  • We want to make it possible for middle-income students to pursue their education at Wake Forest.

Campaign Launch Recap

This was a Homecoming Weekend to remember. In addition to all of the traditional Homecoming festivities, we celebrated the President’s Ball, the Arnold Palmer statue dedication, a Demon Deacon win over Maryland and - most importantly for the future of our University – the launch of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest. Read more »

First In the Forest

This Fall, Joseph Belangia was chopping wood in rural Wake County to provide firewood to families in need. Days before, he raced around Hearn Plaza to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund during Hit the Bricks. Soon after, he worked to achieve his goal of expanding a service project at a local retirement community to 200 volunteers. Read more »

By Example

The generosity of Jeannette Wallace Hyde (’58) results in the largest commitment to scholarships by an individual in the School of Divinity’s history. Read more »

Relive the Regional Events

Wake Foresters have gathered in cities around the country to celebrate Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest. Whether you were able to attend or not, we invite you to enjoy some of our favorite moments from these events. Read more »

Feeding Drive

Sarah Millsaps, the sophomore student representative for the campaign, shares thoughts on her Wake Forest experience and how she feels this campaign will allow for a multitude of opportunities for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff. Read more »

In Return

When Bob McCreary (’61) was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2013, he credited individuals in his life for helping him along the way. “Individuals make a difference in your life,” he said. That has been Bob’s story – individuals making a difference in his life. Read more »

Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest hits $400 million mark

Thanks to the largest fundraising year in Wake Forest University’s 180-year history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest surpassed the $400 million mark by the end of the fiscal year. Read more »

Making Her Mark

Meet Danielle Medina-Hernandez ('18), Magnolia Scholar. Read more »

Evening the Odds

Kathryn Webster listens to her computer spit out a rapid-fire stream of numbers and symbols in a metallic voice. To the average person, the computer is speaking robotic gibberish. To Webster, an aspiring mathematician who also happens to be blind, the computer is describing a statistics problem. Read more »

Presidential Chairs Announcement Spring 2015

Wake Forest University has announced five new endowed Presidential Chairs to recruit, retain and reward outstanding faculty who embody the teacher-scholar ideal. Read more »

500 Million Story

Two years earlier than projected, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has reached the half-billion dollar mark in total campaign commitments and is more than 83 percent toward its Reynolda Campus goal. Read more »